Jalpaiguri

The School of Jalpaiguri is part of the Dalit Education Network by Operation Mercy Charitable Company. It has been financed by the Foundation since its founding in 2009. The school started in a rented building. A site for the school was bought in 2011. Several plots had to be joined which delayed construction start till 2013. Early 2014 the pupils could move into the new building. The cost of construction was financed equally by the Foundation and Operation Mobilization Switzerland. Due to the delayed construction start, the capacity of the school is reached right after the inauguration. Currently the extension is under discussion. Each year, a new class of approximately 50 students will join the school and – God willing – in 2020 will have a student population of 500.

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